Its a Twitter Wedding, And You Are Invited!

When Paul and I first met online, we clashed over a blog post. We had no idea that one disagreement would rock our worlds and change our lives so dramatically. Disagreement led to friendship, which led to something neither of us had ever felt before, and we knew we’d found something that despite circumstance and 4,000 miles of distance, couldn’t be denied. We pushed ahead, often precariously, in a relationship that friends called both inspiring, and absolutely nuts. We fought often, breaking up and making up with equal intensity, and exhausting ourselves and our loved ones in the process. We drove each other crazy, but we loved each other too much to be apart.

Now, after two long, wonderful, heart-wrenching, how-the-hell-did-we-ever-survive-it years of Skype calls and teary airport goodbyes, we are finally getting married.

In just one week, we will be exchanging our vows in the only way we could imagine- completely, totally, uniquely…us. He’s Irish. I’m American. We share an offbeat sense of fun, and an often-offensive humor website. We got engaged at a Tweetup. We have proven we will go to hell and back to live life on our own terms. How do two people like this plan a wedding?

A purple dress. A kilt. A best man who is *all* woman. Live-streaming and live-tweeting. A Twitter-themed-pot-luck-pool-party-reception. Rock Band. A pinata. A sex toy toss in place of the bouquet.

It’s going to be one hell of a party, and we want you to join us! Tune in here on Suburban Oblivion next Saturday at 4pm Central time to catch the whole event live, as it happens.

For better or worse, we are finally making it happen.

Update- Looks like the media is starting to take notice of our rather offbeat plans!

CNET covers the story-

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-20008071-71.html

ReadWriteWeb’s take..
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/whats_a_twitter_wedding_funny_you_should_ask.php

The Blog Herald..
http://www.blogherald.com/2010/06/14/twitter-weding/

37 Comments on Its a Twitter Wedding, And You Are Invited!

  1. Karla Porter
    June 12, 2010 at 5:05 pm (4 years ago)

    Congrats to you both.

    I met my soon-to-be husband (@RandyArcher) on Twitter. And we too have received comments ranging from the “how inspiring and beautiful” to “What the HELL are you doing???!!!??”…

    I’m excited for you both, because I totally get where you are coming from.

    Can’t wait to follow along!

    Reply
  2. April
    June 12, 2010 at 5:11 pm (4 years ago)

    I’ll definitely be “there”!! Love you guys!!!!

    Reply
  3. Summer
    June 12, 2010 at 5:33 pm (4 years ago)

    Can’t wait! Congrats you two!

    Reply
  4. Christy
    June 12, 2010 at 6:46 pm (4 years ago)

    I’m all woman!! HAHA!! I’m so freaking excited. I’m all emotional and teary eyed! WTF is up with that!

    Reply
  5. Meredith
    June 13, 2010 at 12:28 am (4 years ago)

    Congrats, guys! I’ll try to tune in! I’d love to see you two finally get married.

    Reply
  6. barb
    June 13, 2010 at 1:58 am (4 years ago)

    you crazy kids! :)

    Reply
  7. jennydecki
    June 13, 2010 at 9:58 am (4 years ago)

    I could not be happier for you :)

    Reply
  8. Amy loves Eric
    June 13, 2010 at 9:59 am (4 years ago)

    You guys are amazing and funny and this is hands down the most romantic thing I’ve ever heard :) I’m so truly happy for you and please know that you’ve given my cynical, tired heart hope. Thank you and congratulations.

    Reply
  9. Marilyn
    June 13, 2010 at 10:06 am (4 years ago)

    Congratulations!! Sara – you wouldn’t know me, but followed your blog through the world’s worst divorce, etc.

    Congrats on the Happy Ending, and the Happy New Beginning.

    Thrilled for the two of you and wishing you all the happiness in the world.

    Marilyn

    Reply
  10. Nancy
    June 13, 2010 at 10:55 am (4 years ago)

    Congratulations! @ultimatesteve and I met through a different social networking site (non dating, of course) and we’ve been together for more than a year. He made the move to Vegas and it’s been amazing! We wish you both all the happiness in the world!

    Reply
  11. NNR
    June 13, 2010 at 11:07 am (4 years ago)

    Congratulations! How exciting!

    Reply
  12. Al_Pal
    June 13, 2010 at 12:21 pm (4 years ago)

    That’s so awesome. Congratulations! ;D

    Reply
  13. Christine
    June 14, 2010 at 10:28 am (4 years ago)

    How completely wonderful! I’m so happy for the both of you, you deserve this happiness!

    Reply
  14. Cyndi
    June 15, 2010 at 3:34 pm (4 years ago)

    Finally!!! After following your story I can’t imagine a better theme/party than what you have planned. Congratulations to you both!!

    Reply

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